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200 sketches of Traditional Pacific Islanders rigs

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Found this link on Reddit, looks like13 pages from a sketchbook have been reproduced.  http://www.cherini.eu/etnografia/IND/index.html

the root website doesn't translate to English but if you click on the hotlinks there is treasure:  http://www.cherini.eu/and I do mean TREASURE, I have not seen so much information on delightful non-Western rigs before.








 Niagara USS Constitution 


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Most of these rigs have been ignored by the Ship Model hobby. I guess the hobby reflects the Western European and North American sailing culture, which is fore and aft or square rigged only with hardly a lateen to be seen. But to be fair, there is not much documentation available for this exotic stuff.




 Niagara USS Constitution 


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Frank, awesome link, thanks!  


I know personally, I've always thought of : "a Pacific islands rig", not the true wide variety shown by any great seafaring group of people, thanks for illuminating...

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These appear to be artistic representations of a certain Aldo Cherini. He has been very busy, but unfortunately, he does not give any sources for his drawings, so that it is impossible to ascertain their correctness.


Some people actually do model pacific boats:









panta rhei - Everything is in flux



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